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CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 9:00am EST
medicare's future. when families are scraping to pay their medical bills, fraud, waste and abuse in our healthcare system are simply unacceptable. so today the president has asked us to put criminals on notice. the attorney general and i have convened this unprecedented summit featuring leaders from the public and private healthcare sectors because we believe the problem with healthcare fraud is even bigger than government, law enforcement or the private industry can handle alone. we'll need all of us working together to solve it. in the fight to prevent, find, catch and prosecute the crooks, we want every good idea we can get. everyone here has something to offer because healthcare fraud is a national problem. it affects federal programs like medicare, state programs like medicaid and private insurance companies. we're all vulnerable because we're all part of a healthcare system that's undergoing rapid growth. between 1970 and today, america's annual healthcare spending has gone from $75 million to over $2.5 billion. that's produced significant benefits for patients but it's also creat
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 10:30am EST
, that is not the way to do it. what we should do is what medicare did in 1965. it was a christmas tree in the beginning. that is how they got the legislation passed. after that, then they started putting restrictions. in fact, we must be doing a good job, because now everyone is -- scared that medicare pays so little because it is too stingy in its payment. we did put cost controls and later. medicare does have its financial problems. let me end by saying, i think the public option would have had the potential to control costs, because you could sell insurance, it would garner market share. that could allow for the consolidated purchasing power i talked about to reduce costs which would bring more buyers there. reading the newspapers, it does not look like we will have a public option. that would be the one way in which i could see a health care reform having potential for controlling costs. on a positive note, it is not about costs or dead. if we move towards universal coverage, we are going to be creating a system that will be more malleable to the changes we want to see with regard to cost containme
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 12:00pm EST
in social security and medicare. cuts in social security an medicare. i would simply say to them, look at where we are. look at where we are. social security and medicare are both cash negative today. the trustees of medicare say that medicare will go broke in eight years. social security will take somewhat longer. but both are on a path to insolvency if we fail to act. mr. president, it hasn't just been from the more liberal side of the spectrum that the criticism has come. also on the right. "the wall street journal," ran this editorial calling the debt reduction commission or the deficit commission a trap. they say it is a trap that will lead to higher taxes, to more revenue. so on the left and the right we have those complaining that if you move forward to deal with the debt, you're going to make reductions in programs and you're goi i think that's undeniably the case. if you're going to deal with this debt threat, we are going to have to make changes in the spending prowewewewewe are goine changes in the revenue base of the country. i would suggest for those who are concerned abou
ABC
Jan 18, 2010 2:20am EST
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ABC
Jan 29, 2010 3:05am EST
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CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 1:00pm EST
% of all health care is run by the government today. medicare, medicaid, indian health service, military, and v.a., tricare. 60% of it is run by the government. one of the reasons you have an absolute shortage of primary care doctors in this country is because we have set the price for what they're going to pay for primary care and the doctors won't go into it anymore, because there's a 350% payment differential. so we can either embrace our heritage, which says we've relied on markets to allocate scarce resources, or we can deny it and allow the government to run it. i think the health care bill ultimately will pass. i think they're going to buy the votes. you saw what happened in the senate. they're going to dot exact same thing in -- do the exact same thing in the house to get the votes they need and we will have a health care bill that the president will sign. don't think it's the best answer for us as a nation. i can tell you what's in that bill. it puts the government in charge of what you'll get, when you'll get it and where you'll get it, and that's even if you have private insur
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 2:00pm EST
a grant funded by the national institute on aging to examine the -- examined the impact of medicare part de on medicare -- on nursing home residents. she also has a steady among cancer patients. that funding is provided by the national cancer institute and the department of veteran affairs. we're happy to have her here to speak about her article. we also have david stevenson whose recent work has focused on a range of topics in that sector, including long-term care financing options, the rising use of hospice care, and so on. we are delighted to have him speaking on the and assisted care -- on the assisted care piece. mary jane koren manages the commonwealth fund at the harvard program. she is an internist. she was vice president of the leslie samuels foundation in new york city prior to joining commonwealth. she began her career in geriatrics where she started a fellowship program and was the assistant medical director for the home health care agency. she has had plenty of experience in the real world. she is had plenty of experience in the real world delivery of these services. let's w
FOX News
Jan 26, 2010 11:00am EST
entitlement programs like social security and medicare would escape any budget cuts. molly henneberg is live for us at the white house, so i guess the question here, molly, what is included and what is excluded in the spending freeze? >> reporter: hi, jon, the president wants to hold spending at 2010 levels through 2013. but it would only apply to nondefense discretionary spending and that means spending for most governments, departments and agencies. about 17% of the total federal budget. so, what -- that is what would be included. what would be excluded includes the following: the cost of the wars in iraq an afghanistan. foreign aid. homeland security and veterans administration. social security. medicare. medicaid. and those last three there alone, social security, medicare, medicaid, make up 59% of all federal spending each year and they would not be touched by the spending freeze. >> how much money do you save if you freeze these discretionary items. >> reporter: the white house says, if you did it for 2011 it would save between 10 and $15 billion and the white house projects, hey if yo
CNN
Jan 7, 2010 9:00am EST
. they filed all the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> 2009, clearly a rough year for the economy. as you would imagine, scam artists were out in full force taking advantage of the tough times. finance adviser, gerri willis is joining us. you can't believe people that take advantage during these times. >> yeah, one of the top scans is the stimulus scam. scammers were hard at work trying to convince if they paid for a piece of advice they could get a piece of the stimulus. and then the job hunter scam. and the mortgage foreclosure rescue scams. they were offering to help homeowners save their home from foreclosure. and robocalls. you can pay fees from $700 to $1,000, and it's money you can save by negotiating with your credit card company on your own. and then the free trial ads on the internet for teeth whi whiteners. >>> now that we are aware of the lot of the scams ou
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
to more commons. for example, with the healthcare, it is medicare and medicaid going bankrupt. if you brought in as the private insurers are able to jury began bring in healthy individuals to medicare -- are able to bring in and cherry pick healthy individuals -- perhaps a sliding scale -- it could bring healthy individuals paying full premiums into medicare to balance out the expenses we have now to pay for 65 and over. as you get older more medical bills. i would be interested to see c- span have some accountant or actuarial come in to run the numbers that exist for the private health insurers and have them make their profits. how to make medicare at a fee. host: banks, we will go at this point because we will have an hour-long later on health care. today concerning the senate, your view, the independent line from anderson, indiana. caller: it is truly disgusting after the display of the health care fiasco you have seen. the conservative an element is tearing up the fabric of democracy. after watching the sonia sotomayor confirmation hearings you have a 99 white guys who question pe
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 11:00am EST
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CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 1:00pm EST
that doctors treating medicare patients knew what they'd be getting years out so that medicare would have a stability that it needs. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman, madam speaker. and i would say again, somehow in the gentleman's memory of these past years there is something that's left out and that is the -- this body and congress. because during the clinton years, the clinton years that saw prosperity, there was a republican control of congress. and they yielded tax policies that we believe could once again get us back on track. in the same way all the job losses that the gentleman continues to recite and point fingers and blame on the prior administration, if we're going to play that game, i would say that since his party has taken control of this body we've lost in this country 6.1 million jobs. as he says, none of the job losses are acceptable. there are many ways to look at these figures and who was responsible for what and could claim credit for such. but at the end of the day what we're facing right now is a situation where the american people and the small busine
FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
. it will cost us more? >> the center for medicare services says it will cost .6%, almost 1% more. so democrats are saying, hey, this is pretty good. only 1% increase. we're having tremendous increases every year. although this past year we had the lowest increase in a long time. a little over 4% based on the recession. however, that's not the real story. the real story in that report also says that doctors and hospitals will find it unprofitable, perhaps, to take medicare and may, in fact, move away from accepting medicare patients. >> that's the real take away in that report. >> then if -- if the pool of doctors who take medicare patients shrinks, does that lead to what some have referred to as rationing simply because there will be fewer to pick from? >> absolutely. in an alcoholic since, rationing and leads to increased prices for health consumers based on demand, and what it's going to lead to is we have now medicare increases of about 8% a year historically. the government is saying with this plan, we're going to cut medicare a half trillion dollars. can that really be done based upon the
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
% rate increase? senior citizens in my district on average saw a 45% increase in their medicare advantage plans. 45% one year increase. that's simply unsustainable and the government certainly is never going to balance its budget without addressing the cost of health care. the gentleman from ohio. mr. ryan: i'd like to say that this happened. we didn't end up here, you know, a couple of octobers ago and all of a sudden things were just -- happened. our government was controlled by a conservative, neoconservative ideology for most of the first decade in this country. or of this century. from 2000 to 2008 they controlled the white house and from 2000 to 2006 they controlled the congress. implemented their economic philosophy. hook, line and sinker. it got implemented, they controlled all the levers of government, passed their supply side economics, cut taxes for the wealthiest, that will stimulate the economy and, you know, everything will take care of itself, deregulate wall street, everyone will be honest with each other, no one would possibly do anything wrong if we just weren't watching
CNN
Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
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CNN
Jan 7, 2010 3:00pm EST
. ies who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> welcome back. i'm rick sanchez checking information on the tweets and waiting for president to speak and following several developing stories. first of all the story that is as sad as any, this is coming in from an area around dayton
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 5:00pm EST
. they control my blood pressure and everything. it is not cost me a dime. i could be on medicare, but i chose not to do it. i've been with the va since i got out of the service in 1971. but why are all of these tests being run? and i know it costs money. host: thank you. in fact, testing has been a regular theme of your story here is 1 "new yorker" article with the headline, "testing, testing." guest: your caller hit the button on one of the issues driving the process, the malpractice system, which is driven in ways -- let me give you an example -- headaches. one community tried to look at how many ct scans and cedar rapids, iowa, they were doing for people. they did 50,000 cds dance for a population of 300,000 people a year. all of us know this is not necessary. 10,000 of them were for had ct scans, and only a tiny number of some of it was fear of malpractice suits. more significant part of it is that we have not really established what our process is, our appropriate guideline for care for handling the headaches so we can do it the right way, so we have tens of thousands of unnecessary ct s
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
, and medicare and private insurance had to pay for all this waste. all i am trying to say is that if you are going to put primary- care physicians in, you have to teach them to know what they are doing rather than to rely on specialists to get the answers. host: great, thank you. we have a la -- a lot of callers waiting. guest: what she is describing is the world. struggling with in edmonson. -- had the world we are struggling with in madison. we cannot know it all. we have been unwilling to admit that. we've been trained to get the idea that it is all going to be in our head, and we have not developed the systems in the place that can change that. it is why i ended up writing on something as mundane as developing a checklist across madison. we look at the aviation world and how they handle themselves, the skyscraper world, and we found the the first principle of successful conditions of complexity is for experts to admit to themselves that they are fallible, that they will fail at times, it will not remember everything, and then to build in those standards of practice, the checks on the
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 7:00am EST
senator ben nelson? apparently he is asking for money for his state that would be used for medicare and he's asking not to take it anymore? guest: this was done essentially to get senator nelson's vote. it was to expand federal funding for medicare in nebraska. some said great, but what about our state? senator nelson took a lot of heat for this. he's a conservative leaning democrat in a strongly republican state. he's gone around the state and done all kinds of ads to explain his position, and finally he said to senator reed, let's take this off the table. he said let's give it to all states or take it out entirely. host: wlats going on in massachusetts -- with what's going on in massachusetts, how long until he could be sworn into the senate? guest: this is a matter of contention. you haveçó democratic-leaning officials in massachusetts saying it may take two weeks to officially process the win. thers÷ tradition in the senate it is not disputed, you get that person in there as quickly as possible. i can bet republicans would be crying foul if democrats tried to string this out and lea
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2010 9:00am EST
money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> exactly one month after the disappearance of a utah mom, there's word this morning susan powell's husband, a person of interest in the case, is packing up and movi
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 1:00pm EST
the center for medicare education, the better jobs better care of national program. she was a political appointee during the clinton administration, serving in the department of health and human services. she also was assistant secretary for aging in 1997. she is been a senior researcher for health services research and project hope center for health affairs previously. to begin, but welcome to the podium. let's welcome him to the podium. >> people tend to view long-term care through a particular lands, depending on what they are interested in. some people focus on specific federal programs. they might focus on quality issues or workforce issues. they also tend to focus on specific populations of elderly. as carol levine said in her article, the whole is often eclipsed by a separate part. this article is an attempt to paint a picture of that hole, although i realize there are plenty of my own biases in it. we include people receiving long-term care from public programs, from family members, from private paid workers, whether they live in the community or institutions, whether they are e
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
like social security and medicare. but it was a proposal that both republicans and democrats, i hoped, would like enough to move forward. the spending problem we have, mr. president, is like a cancer, and this chamber refuses to seek any treatment. and while i did not like the proposal completely, i at least supported it because i knew we needed to do something. our spending is out of control. we have a $12 trillion debt. the deficit of last year was was $1.4 trillion, more than the past four years in the bush administration combined. now, i am new to this chamber, so the bizarre still seems bizarre to me, and perhaps the longer you're here, bizarre starts to seem normal. but we cannot spend more than we take in. we cannot continue to amass a debt that our children are going to have to pay for. right now, we have to go borrow money from countries like china because we can no longer raid social security and medicare because those programs now need those dollars to be paid out. but at some point, this country is going to have to pay the piper. at some point, we're going to have to drama
CNBC
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> welcome back, everybody. target right now out with better than expected same store sales, up 1.8% versus down 2. -- or versus the estimate of
CNN
Jan 7, 2010 1:00pm EST
. automatic crash response. built into 15 chevy models. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> abu mulal al balawi, the double, maybe triple agent, who double-crossed the cia in afghanistan last week, blew himself up and took seven cia contracts with him. he was offering the cia tantalizing information about osama bin laden's deputy, but who was he really working for? al qaeda now taking credit for that attack. he pested a statement on an islamic website. >>> so, if that's true, how did al qaeda get into this guy's head? turn a jordanian doctor into a suicide bomber? cnn's chief chief international correspondent, nic robertson, talked with his family. it's a cnn exclusive. >> reporter: i'm meeting with the father of the man who is alleged of killing seven cia operatives in afghanistan. what can you tell us about your son? >> now, no comment. >> reporter: why not no comment? >> nothing sure. >> reporter: you don't know for sure. >> no sure. >> reporter: we're in a middle-class neighborhood of amman, jordan. it is late afternoon, and he's going to the mosque for prayers at sundown. he prom
FOX News
Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
. if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. bill: 9:30 in new york, keeping a close eye on the white house now, a big pivot, a major eventilate ner ohio, president obama leaves this morning, bound for lo ain, ohio, west of cleveland, for part of his white house to main street jobs tour and the president visits workers and those looking for work in the cleveland suburb of aleria, he'll hold a town hall meeting and visit several businesses, and while we await the president, steven moore of the "wall street journal" is on deck, he wants to -- he will let us know if the white house gets it on jobs. stocks are down
CNBC
Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
-term liabilities and 40 trillion of that is social security and medicare. here we're talking about a very small amount. if it you run the numbers for 2011 according to the cbo. we'll have a deficit gdp ratio of 6.53%. with the obama freeze, it will be 6.43%, a 0.1 percentage point. >> let's step in. the obama administration is not saying this is the only fix. clearly the obama administration has laid out other benchmarks. clearly health care reform is supposed to address some of the structural deficit cost. >> sure it will. >> but -- christian -- >> that's what the honest discussion has to be. conservatives have to face the fact that health care reform is one. >> wait, guy. how can anyone take this seriously. i can please speak? how can anyone take this budget freeze seriously with it doesn't, i read, address medicare and social security in any way at all and when today, i believe, the administration's coming out with an $80 billion job program when the stimulus was supposed to create the jobs. christian, how can we take it seriously? ? you're confusing the long run with the short run. in the s
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 4:00pm EST
, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call t number on your screen. >>> walmart announced today it is cutting more than 10,000 jobs at its sam's club stores. eliminates another department. earlier this month walmart closed ten sam's club stores. resulting in a loss of 1,500 jobs. >>> an increasing number of americans are opposed to the government's economic stimulus plan. the program cuts taxes and boosts federal spending and in an effort to jump start the economy. new cnn opinion research poll shows that 42% of americans supported lost 356% oppose it. numbers were almost the opposite. weeks after the plan was passed march, then 54% of the public favo
FOX News
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
elderly people may face a tax on a certain medicare program that they now have and that this could actually end up hurting lower income seniors the most and he gives details, specific stories about senior citizens and the kind of pain that they might feel in their pocketbooks. >> right. to avoid taking money in the pocket, they have this thing called medicare advantage. in medicare advantage, my mom actually has it, it's a tremendous boom and people are protective of it. they're allowed to go to private insurance and have them cover themselves. right now, they're going to tax that. won't that work be countederproductive to medicare advantage? there's no advantage. >> apparently, it will impose a tax on medicare, medicaid, the children's health insurance program, chip, and tricare which is for families of military dependents because they -- and because these particular plans have no profits to absorb the tax or pass it on, they'll have only one option and that is bob dole writes, to reduce health care services and that is bad. >> and we should point out that bob dole does say that
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
the medicare s.g.r. payment system for physicians and for other purposes. h.r. 4154, an act to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to repeal the new carrier overbasis rules in order to prevent tax increases, and so forth and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to further proceedings in respect to these two bills. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bills will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, visiting with nevadans as i have done during these past several weeks, it's impossible not to be motivated to get back to the business of legislating. it's impossible to ignore their grief over growing foreclosures, the uncertainty of unemployment, and the frustration of fighting insurance companies for your family's health, and it's just as evident that the people of nevada and the nation need us to work toward sensible solutions rather than drown once again in the partisan bickering that consumed much of last year. some elections go your way. some elections go the other way. it's the nature of democratic politics in a very diver
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
. let's push people into medicare and medicaid when both of those problems are in deep, financial insolvency. >> in the wake of the election, they will have david pluff, the campaign manager they had in 2008 and he will travel the country and get more involved in campaigns for government and senate and implicit in all that your committee, the campaign committee missed the boat in massachusetts and didn't see this stunning upset coming and they believe almost curcome vent what you're doing so it doesn't happen again. was the failure at your committee and do you need this help or is that meddling? >> we welcome the white house beefing up their elections and, secondly, we didn't start under my term with 60 votes. we had 60 votes. clearly, we did everything we could in massachusetts. i think the big take away from massachusetts, however, is that, in fact, there is enormous economic ankest in the country and people lost their jobs and had a family member who lost their jobs and their house is worth less than their mortgage and that economic anks came out to play in this election and ex
FOX News
Jan 8, 2010 1:00am EST
is an augmented reimbursement from medicaid and medicare. most federally qualified health centers have about 45, 50% of their patient population, medicaid. thus, they benefit from the augmented reimbursement. our patient population, 75% uninsured only 14% medicaid, it is very hard for us to see that we could be financially sustainable unless we are able to enhance a percentage of medicaid patients that we have. with the new health care bill, many of our patients would then be eligible for medicaid and for health insurance. >> reporter: so if this legislation becomes law you can sleep easier knowing you have a better shot at keeping your doors open? >> that, plus we know our patients will have choice. >> reporter: dr. irwin told me something fascinating. he said the threshold for a family of four to qualify for medicaid is $2400 a year. $2400 a year salary, unbelievable. he would like to see that changed. of course, we bring you the growing in popularity, our absolutely unaltered sampling of taking the temperature of americans. this is our louisiana first five. we are here in new orleans at the
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 10:00am EST
as proposed by the house democrats will save lives, will save money, will save jobs, and will save medicare. it is time to pass health care reform. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> request permission to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. wolf: i rise today to voice my strong support of google's intention to consider pulling out of china due to a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on its corporate infrastructure and email service. google is making a principle stand reminiscent of the companies that pulled out of apartheid south africa and fascist germany. "the washington post" today reported that google said it is eminent that a primary call on the attackers accessing the g-mail accounts of chinese human rights activists. they found the accounts of literally brave human rights advocates appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties. this is unconscionable but not surprising given china's long history of cracking down o
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 2:00pm EST
family practice people being skilled enough one question. i understand medicare is restrict frd this new law. is that true? if an employer chooses not to cover mental health at all, there is nothing the employer can do. >> like i mentioned, there's no mandate how this be covered. if the employer chooses not to cover it. this law will not be helped. it is in everyone's interest that these services be covered if primary care physicians are the most likely people to treat depression it would require insurance companies medicare has historically discriminated against mental health services we managed to get the co-pay requirement services removed. it was difficult to have any changes to the law we conditioned to work on getting things like the lifetime limit for medicare. the family physician medication is the bet one. they should inform the person that they take a while to work. someone gets discouraged in two weeks. the medication will not have taken affect yet. we should try to have as many portals into treatment as possible. she got a lot of questions in that one call. hi, sue. >> i have
HLN
Jan 21, 2010 12:00pm EST
but i'm certainly not in favor of higher taxes, cutting medicare half a trillion, affecting medical coverage for veterans and basically having a one size fits all. so i know what i don't want. now i'm looking forwarding to reading the bills and coming up with a plan because if it's something the president feels is important, i'm certainly willing to look at it. >> brown also met today with senator john mccain of arizona. fellow republican mccain, the 2008 presidential nominee. he was an early backer of brown early this year endorsing him in his campaign bid and mccain praised the new senator. take a listen. >> senator brown represents, i think, the dreams and the hopes and the frustrations that americans feel today, and they want the kind of leadership that the commonwealth of massachusetts just sent us. i'm pleased to have been an early supporter, even though a bit foolish at the time. i am very proud of his success. he won his campaign because of who he is, primarily, first of all, the individual that he is that knows how to communicate with the people of his state. >> that's just
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Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
. that's what they've been pushing for. let's push people into medicaid. let's push people into medicare when both of those programs are in deep financial insolvency. >> i need to get this to senator menendez. in the wake of the election the white house has said they've going to have david plouffe come back from the outside, the campaign manager they had in 2008. he's going to travel the country. he's going to get more involved in campaigns for governor and senate. implicit in all that is your committee, the democratic senatorial campaign committee missed the xwoet in massachusetts, didn't see this stunning upset coming and they believe if you'd listened to them they'd somehow need to circumvent what you're doiso it doesn't happen again. was the failure in your committee and do you need this help or is that med snlg. >> we welcome the white house beefing up their political operation in a volatile political atmosphere. secondly, we didn't start under my term with 60 votes. we had 60 votes. clearly, we did everything we could in massachusetts. i think the big takeaway from massachusetts, h
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Jan 9, 2010 7:00am EST
president to talk about reforming medicare and social security. but domestic spending flat lined. we spent more on the border and tripled the size of border and budget of the border patrol and not much spending on homeland security before 9/11. we did under bush after 9/11 and we are in war and we have to pay for it and fight it. >> karl may hook like he is unplugged. but not until we roll animation. roll it >> karl, we want to and you about this new capitol hill casa nova. stories came out that the budget director is engaged to a beautiful woman and abccorrespondant. he is not the cuddy. >> he is a definition of a nerd and a color past. what is this phenomenon, karl in washington d.c. where geeks are studs, please explain it to us. >> power is an aprodizziac or up toees. it is amazing. we have a secretary of treasury . director of the office management engaged to eye beautiful woman and a love child from a previous relationship and conceived in the moment after he onb director whompt knows. >> we didn't know that? >> and i mean, back to high school. you admit to be bookish in high school
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00am EST
medicare which people like and people think has been a success, we found we were having success with that in the polls at exactly the moment it was jetisoned. there is a group out there and they're represented by the republicans here in washington who want no deal. who think everything is fine, having cost go up $1,000 every year is just fine. but if we put those folks aside and put the focus on people that really think we have a problem to solve, which is an overwhelming number of americans, we've walked away from things we were trying to do. >> lanny davis in an article he penned for "the wall street journal" yesterday blamed the left for the defeat. he said it's not a defeat for the mess an engineer, it's the message. he says will we stop listening to the purist base of our party who seem to prefer defeat to winning elections and no change at all if they don't get oughtle change they want. have democrats misread the mood of the country? >> i have to tell you something. if you look at what is in this final package that passed through the senate, none of the things that people
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 7:00am EST
. a moment ago, he said hypothetical more fun. i am thinking about social security and medicare. when they first started social security, there were about 35 workers per retired person. now it is 3-1 or so. why is not social security and medicare tied to productivity? the average worker is giving the amount of work of 30 people. is there not a way that social security could be based on productivity and there is a corporate tax on corporate -- productivity? i know it seems like i am thaksin productivity, but is there not a way that we could connect productivity to this? that is my reason for calling. guest: give him a seat on the bipartisan commission. that is interesting idea. i will address the question of social security and productivity. social security has always been seen as a pension plan. when productivity goes up, and means that workers produce more per hour, and therefore, they earn higher salaries. then their salaries go up and the formulas that determine their benefits also go up. that is one of the issues we have with social security. as long as there is a link between how
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 7:00am EST
spending, government salaries. two quick points -- the way to save medicare is just like private health insurance companies. sell medicare policies of full premiums to people like me -- denver, healthier people to offset the others who use up the money. a way to create jobs in this country is not health insurance companies' but liability/workers comp insurance companies. to deny coverage for claims to small, medium, and large businesses for undocumented claims that arise out of the hiring of the work done by undocumented workers -- if there was no liability insurance coverage, workers' comp liability coverage, not health insurance for those climbclaims arising from work done by undocumented workers, they would not hire this people and we would get all americans and taxpayers back on the roll. host: another headline on politics. bo biden bows out. he was the potential delegate. he will stay in his position as attorney general in delaware. dems go on the attack, they write. some of the questions in a memo and the way to force that on opponents. you can read that in political. the last pho
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Jan 8, 2010 1:00pm EST
and medicare and medicaid program. california provides 13% of the nation's gross domestic product and the recovery of the nation depend on california. trace: that is brand-new information at the bottom of the hour. martha: the world economy proving we are all connected. unemployment in the eur o-zone 10%. the highest rate since they began using the euro in 1999. amy has a report for us live from london. >>it is the same as the united states, but it's a euro record. this is as high as it's gotten. that impacts consume were spending. people are spending much less because of this situation. that threatens the economic recovery here as countries teeter on the edge of recession. there is growth in europe and recovery, but a lot of that has been because companies cut jobs, they cut costs and laid people off. the recently released november figures show the average unemployment at 10%. but they have a wide range of statistics. so you can see it's quite varied. but these figures don't tell the whole story. in spain, the under 25 is at a whopping 43.8%. france similarly as higher youth unem
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 12:00pm EST
rights movement, social security, medicare, the minimum wage, the 40 hour week, the civil rights act, and the voting rights act. that is what made the united states a beacon of hope in a confused and divided world. but too many people now take for granted government's role as protector of wall street and privileged -- and the privileged. the see middle-class americans as overpaid and underworked. they see social security as a problem rather than the only piece of our retirement system that actually works. they feel sorry for homeless people, but fail to see the connections between downsizing and outsourcing and inequality and homelessness. this world view has brought democrats nothing but disaster. the republicans' response is to offer the middle-class the false hope of tax cuts. tax cuts and enriching the rich, devastating the middle-class by destroying the institutions like public education and social security that make the middle- class possible. are you trying to tell me something? >> we're now into the question and answer time. but i'm not done with what i have to say. i'm going
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 2:00pm EST
the stops to try and shove this government takeover of health care with medicare cuts and tax hikes. if there's a sweetheart deal that needs to be cut, democrats will cut it. and if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it. haven't we had enough of government propped up on payoffs and pork barrel spending? haven't we had enough of the same old us versus them politics that uses yesterday's battles to distract us from today's problems? we're all in this together, and we need positive, forward-looking solutions to bring us together. so for families asking, where are the jobs? republicans have offered common sense solutions to help small businesses invest and hire new workers. we've also put forth a responsible blueprint that makes the tough spending choice that's others just talk about. on health care, republicans have proposed the only bill that will lower premiums by up to 10%, and we do this by implementing smart common-sense reforms, whether it's letting families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines or ending the junk lawsuits that contribute to high
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Jan 12, 2010 4:00pm EST
of congress feel the pain of the american people in the recession? even though medicare costs and supplement costs continue to rise. they do for themselves, and the rest of us can fly a kite. j.w. in georgia writes -- poor congress, must be very painful. >>> dell in california writes -- >>> you want to read more on the subject, i got a lot of mail, go to cnn.com/caffertyfile. >>> to our viewers, you're in "the situation room." happening now, a bombing in tehran kills a nuclear scientist, tensions rise as iran blames the united states, israel and opposition groups, but the killing and motive all shrouded in mystery. new details on how a double agent managed to blow himself up at a secret base in afc, killing eight intelligence operatives, seven of them americans, and new information on how he may have fooled two of the world's best spy agencies. >>> and the head of a special election to fill the late senator ted kennedy's seat. democrats may be start to go sweat right now. why the outcome may be crucial to health care reform. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> a shattering
CNN
Jan 20, 2010 10:00pm EST
him no bill we are happy w two part wes don't like, one is $500 billion cut in medicare and other a gigantic tax increase and those aren't particularly good republican issues. >> i think the president will become increasingly more populist during the course of this year. is he a populist? does he really believe in that stuff? >> you need to ask him. i don't speak for the president of the united states. >> what do you think? >> you know what, he grew up poor. his father abandoned the family. he was a scholarship kid at a rich man's school he has lived the american dream. he is story is the american story, where we lift folks up, instead of reserving power for the money elite we lift up people like barack obama. i think it is the finest democratic populist tradition. ask. gloria, she has been doing reporting on. this. >> i think that we all, as we sit and we kind of look back at this we are going to ask the question whether scott brown is going to become a role model for the way republicans win or just going to be this one-time wonder here here. ing but you what he did very importan
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Jan 20, 2010 2:00am EST
. it will raise taxes, hurt medicare, destroy jobs, and run our nation deeper into debt. that is not anything to a club about. it is not in the interest of our state and our country. we can do better. [chanting "yes w2e can"] when i travel throughout the state, i've had a lot of fun. if you guys are all having fun. thank you. we have more of a show coming for you. when in washington, i will work in the senate with democrats and republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. no more closed-door meetings or back room deals by an out of touch party leadership. no more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with special interests, and leaving more trillions in debt for our children to pay. in health care, we need to start fresh, work together, and do the job right. once again, we can do better. i will work in the senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs - and as president john f. kennedy taught us, that starts with an across the board tax cuts for businesses to create jobs, but more money in people's pockets
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
data from all cabinet level departments to the internet today. topics range from car seats to medicare services. the information comes one year and one day after the president made the promise on his first day. more on the internet and social networking from politico. it reports the senate rules committee has reached an agreement with facebook, alum and senators to set up an official page that follows the chamber's rules. there will be no advertisements and will contain a link to their website. >> the house financial-services committee this morning hold a hearing looking at pay practices for financial and nonfinancial firms. that hearing is at 10:00 eastern. president obama to date in lorain county, ohio, touring a wind turbine plant in speaking at a community college there. >> wednesday, president obama delivered his first state of the union address to congress, laying his vision for the country. the state of the union address, wednesday night. our coverage begins at 8:00 eastern. you can also listen to the address live on your iphone with the c-span radio app. >> each year thousands
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 7:00am EST
and they are sucking the life out of medicare and social security. for the veterans of this country and the veterans tat bush left behind it did not -- they did not do anything for the veterans. these programs are what keep the rest of the surviving here. what is happening is that the republican constituents are starting to feel how the rest of america used to feel. host: connecticut, on our independent line, go ahead. caller: what i learned yesterday was democracy in action. if that was a boxing match, president obama 113 rounds. ford simple -- won 13 rounds. i am a fiscal conservative. he called of frank luntz and said it is good to have good talking points on different policies but you cannot throw out jobs. they have to work together. that was amazing. i had never seen anything like it. i watched it on c-span yesterday. i watched it this morning. thank you for everything you do for cspan. host: if you missed the re-air on this, you could go to our website, c-span.org. little rock, arkansas, and arab democrats line -- on our democrats line, what did you learn from yesterday? caller: i already kne
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